ePub sources and export / import process


#1

I would like to annotate eBooks. I know Marginnote supports ePub formats.

I have tried and failed to import an ePub book (purchased from Kobo) into Marginnote as you can only read an ePub book on their own app. I am desperately looking for a system where I can find my desired book (across more than one site if it cannot be found at my preferred site)

I would appreciate clarity surrounding:

  • How should I go about if I want to import an ePub into my Marginnote?
  • What are recommended sites to find ePubs to import?
  • (Possibly) Any sites which you found this is not a possibility (as I found with Kobo)?
  • What is the process to input it into Marginnote? This will probably be different for each site.
  • I have read on the forum that, when given the choice, that I should try and convert ePubs into PDFs to have greater annotation capabilities. How can this be done (could also be specific to each site)?

Sincerely


#2

Are you sure the ebook you downloaded from Kobo was not DRM-protected? If so, I don’t think you can simply transfer to other ebook programs and read it. That also prevents you from converting to PDF as a result. You’ll have to find a site to buy ePubs that are not DRM protected.


#3

yes, they were probably DRM protected. What sites have ePubs that aren’t DRM protected?


#4

Kobo ebook is DRM-protected. there are many ways to remove Kobo DRM, after that I still fail to import epub into Marginnote. is any solution about this ?


#5

Use Automator to create a script that strips the DRM via a web site, converts to PDF, and then just work from PDF?